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Falcon National Bank Expands SBA Lending Division

Falcon National Bank Expands SBA Lending Division

Appoints new leadership, adds lending officer, dedicated portfolio manager


ST CLOUD, MINNESOTA, December 28, 2020 - Falcon National Bank, a Preferred SBA Lender, recently appointed William Johnson as SVP, SBA Division Manager. With over 30 years in banking, Johnson is an accomplished commercial finance professional with proven leadership in an ever-changing commercial lending environment. Johnson has held leadership positions with numerous community, national and regional banks.

“Bill’s approach using consultative, relationship-based style to help customers find the right loan product for their needs aligns precisely with Falcon’s community banking philosophy”, says John Herges, CEO Falcon National Bank. “His experience and deep understanding of SBA products is the kind of expertise we needed to build our division.”

Adding to the team; Chase Larson, Business Banker with Falcon National Bank was promoted to VP of SBA Lending. Chase has been with Falcon National Bank for 2 years and served as a Business Banker. “Chase’s proven track record, SBA exposure and extraordinary rapport with our current customer base and the local community makes him a perfect fit,” says William Johnson, SVP and SBA Division Manager. “His promotion was number one on my list when it came to building the team. His drive, ambition and focus on the customer is a key ingredient to growing the division”, adds Johnson.

Joining the team last Spring, Bri Torborg, SBA Servicing Manager has already established her role helping nearly 500 customers through the SBA PPP loan application, funding and forgiveness process. Her previous work with the St. Cloud Small Business Development Corporation as a consultant adds limitless value to the customers she serves. “Bri inspires growth mindsets in both our small business customers and in her colleagues,” says Herges. “She is a tremendous asset to the team. I am excited to see our customers benefit from her expertise”, adds Herges.

Falcon National Bank ranked in the Top 10 SBA lenders in 2019 and was recognized in 2020 for our work in the recent SBA PPP federal disaster relief funds program.

“We have a highly talented team of SBA professionals who have the passion for helping business and the expertise to be that trusted partner”, says Johnson. “I’m very excited to see where we can take this.”

SBA loans are small business loans partially backed by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA); offering flexible and competitive financing helping business owners launch, manage, and grow their business. Small businesses can utilize loans for major fixed assets, payment of operating expenses, equipment purchases, and more.

Falcon National Bank has been recognized with Preferred SBA Lender status by the SBA. This status allows expedited loan processing. For more formation, visit to learn more. Media contact: Rebecca Kempenich. 


Falcon National Bank is a community bank and preferred SBA lender. From checking and savings, to SBA and Commercial loans, they have all your Business and Personal Banking needs covered. Falcon National Bank and its employees make it their mission to donate their time, talent, and treasures to the local communities they call home. Locations in St. Cloud, Foley, Richmond, Ham Lake, Isanti. Visit for more info.




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  • William Johnson

    William Johnson

    SVP / SBA Division Manager

    St. Cloud
    Leadership, SBA Lending

    Phone: (320) 230-1264

    Cell: (612) 308-3603

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  • Kristen Knutson

    Kristen Knutson

    VP, SBA Lending

    St. Cloud
    SBA Lending

    Phone: (320) 257-0533

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